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taking a look outside right now on what is a chilly start to your day. temperatures in the 30s around here. even colder in some areas. thank you for watching. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. time now for get a check on our weather. we'll start things off in the 6:00 hour with tucker barnes. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> cold. it is cold this morning. wow, when i walked outdoors. >> this is february, right. >> our mornings have always kind of been starting this way and it ends up being nicer. >> and it will be later today. let's get started today way quick look at our forecast. you know what is back. kids back to school. that means our bus stop forecast makes a return. >> as tony mentioned last time, there are no kids in there. >> he have hay been dropped off at school. >> apparently there is no bus
driver in there either. we'll work on that. >> mostly sunny skies. cold temperatures. 23 to 32. generally the area at or below the freezing mark this morning. i think reagan national, it still is 33 degrees. humidity, 75%. winds, up in to speak of at the moment. it will be shifting. get ready for winds gusting to about 25. i think that will give it a bit of a chilean though the temperature will be in the 50s. afternoon clouds today. we should be dry though with a high temperature in the low 50s. the forecast only gets better and better. we'll have the details on the spring-like week here coming up in a minute. >> it will be tough for the kids to stay in school when they hear what it will be like later in the week. >> recess outdoors. >> lots of time outdoors. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> good morning. we are off to a pretty good start this morning. not a lot going on south of town. up fortunately, up in howard county, another crash has tied up our commute along 32 as you travel between linden church
road and tridelphia road. there is an accident closing the road each way. no trouble spots to report on the inner loop. traffic flowing freely each way traveling between 95 and georgia avenue. taking it back inside, we'll update the ride northbound along i-59 in good shape here leaving the prince william parkway headed northbound across the occoquan. inbound new york avenue looks good to go leaving northeast to northwest. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. new this morning, a man is in serious condition after being stabbed early this morning in the district. it happened around 3:00 a.m. in the 1400 block of fairmont avenue northwest. no word right now on why the man was taxed or any suspects that police are looking for. we are in the midst of a crime we've here in the district. often the target is anyone with an iphone or other smart phone in plain sight. >> this morning, crime fighters are stepping up their efforts. >> get your safety tips. there have been over 500
robberies in the district of columbia. >> guardian angels were raising awareness in northwest yesterday. today, they will hit new york avenue in northeast spreading the word. street robberies are up 55% from this same time last year. >> i think it is great. i think people v maybe he go in neighborhoods where they don't think anything will happen to them because it is not a neighborhood where you hear about crime. may as well have people out reminding people the not just bad neighborhoods. >> more than 200 of these year's robberies in d.c. have been at gunpoint. we'll have more on this story coming up in a live report in our next half hour. a trial of five men accused in a series of deadly shootings in d.c. begins today. it all happened back in march of 2010. prosecutors say the violence started after a bracelet went death of five people. three of the victims were teenagers killed in a drive-by shooting on south capital street. opening statements get under way later this morning. mornin
a look at the morning's other top stories now. a deadly crash at a fast-food restaurant in seat pleasant, maryland actually bmw went down martin luther king highway and then crashed into a kfc around 6:30 last night. one person inside that car was killed. four others were injured. they are all expected to survive. police believe that speed may have played a factor in this crash. a case of road rage turns violent in anne arundel county. police say the driver of a pt cruiser stabbed the driver of a ford explorer in the chest at a stoplight after getting into an argument. investigators believe the explorer driver then start the chasing the pt cruiser forcing it into a ditch. that is when police say the two men started fighting again. driver of the pt cruiser is being charged with assault. the explorer driver is expected to recover from his stab wounds. police believe there will be more charges. a final vote could come sometime this week in maryland's same-sex marriage
debate. at the state house, there were cheers after the house of delegates passed legislation that would allow gay couples to marry. the judicial proceedings committee is expected it to vote on the bill today. the senate approved a similar bill last year. in virginia, the house could vote today on a bill that would require women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion. the legislation passed the senate earlier this month. yesterday, a crowd of more than 1,000 people turned out at the capital protesting the bill and other proposed legislation. lawmakers had to walk through the protesters locked arm in arm in front of the capital building. a maryland serviceman killed in operation enduring freedom, senior airman julian shelton of upper marlboro died saturday when his plane crashed into africa. he was among four men killed. shelton was with the 25th intelligence squadron based out of florida. he was 26 years old. we are following a
developing story out of afghanistan this morning. more than 2,000 afghans are reportedly protesting at bagram airfield north of kabul. they are outraged over what they say is the improper disposal of korans and other islamic religous material, some of which may have been burned. u.s. military stills say an investigationings under way. protests come under one day after president obama met with the afghan president. efforts are under way to move toward peace negotiations with the taliban in afghanistan. coming up next, the latest in the campaign trail including a huge fund raising tally from one conned tender. you probably noticed spike at the pump but some analysts are predicting prices will go even higher, maybe even reaching the $5 mark. we are back in a moment.
greece a second bailout. a diplomat within the european union tells the associated press the country will get $107 million north in loans to help prevent a massive default. the hope is to bring greece's debt level down to 120.5% of the gdp. republican presidential candidate mitt romney raised $6.5 million last month. romney far outpace his competitors when it comes to fundraising. since officially announcing his bid last june, he has raised almost $64 million. oil price are climbing and we are soing that reflected in the numbers at the pump. gas prices are up nearly 9% since the beginning of the year. yesterday, oil prices rose following iran's decision to cut exports to britain and france. it is iran's direct answer to sanctions put in place by the european union and the u.s. over iran's nuclear program. analysts are predicting an average nationwide price of $4
a dpal long by summer and possibly even as high as $5 in some spots. this morning, the average price in the district is $3.76. still ahead, blues legend and rock royalty meeting at the white house tonight. another taste of spring is heading our way. we'll check in with tucker in just a moment when fox 5 morning news continues. consumers today have a legitimate concern about the chicken they eat.
an all-vegetarian diet including corn, soybeans, and marigolds. we actually ask the usda to come check us. we have never fed steroids or hormones and never will. no blood meal, no meat and bone meal. yuck. no animal by-products. it means when you put my chicken on the table, you know where it came from. the white house will be blue tonight. the obamas are hosting some big name for a celebration called red, white and blues. buddy guy, bb king and mick jagger are among the performers. the event held in honor of black history month is celebrating the influence of blues. find out how you can watch it
live. go for myfoxdc.com and look under web links. >> who want want to watch that live? that is great. >> that is one of the greatest blues songs ever. >> those three at the white house. >> the thrill is gone. >> the thrill is not gone. >> it must be fun to be president and decide who you want to come play at the white house. >> we get that kind of caliber in here too, don't we? >> typically, we do. we had a big act yesterday. >> we had cody simpson in here yesterday. >> yeah. >> before he came in yesterday -- >> i do have children but i have no idea who that is. he was extremely nice. >> yeah. wonderful job. we thank him for coming in. >> i know who bb king is in. >> you do? >> i would hope so. >> let's get right to the
weather forecast. because we've got a great weather guy coming up and i'm trying to save my time. you are getting a little air off the potomac because this area is warmer than anybody else. 21 in frederick. 26 in fredericksburg. south of of the city, where we've got the light snowpack, possibility that we could have a little refreezing out there with these temperatures below freezing. so a place like leonardtown where you had a few inches of snow. the freezing temperatures here early in our tuesday. sunshine expected today. we've got clear skies to start your morning. it is cold. should be a nice afternoon at least temperature-wise. with be right back into the 50s. we will have clouds move n you can see a lot of cloud cover out to the west. this is the leading edge of warmer air that will move in a little later this afternoon. the rain showers will stay north and west. some of the clouds will kind of spill into the washington area
later today with the mild temperatures. the jet stream will do one of these over the next couple of days temporarily across the mid- atlantic. as it lifts off to the north here along the eastern seaboard, that will open the door for more warm aura long the mid-atlantic and so our temperatures later today in the 50s. and then starting tomorrow, 60s. then starting thursday, dare i say 70s? yeah, we think we might be in the low 70s or around 70 here during the day on thursday. nice warm-up in store for the middle and end of the week. 52, morning sun. your clouds move in this afternoon. let me mention the breezes gusting to about 25. mostly cloudy tonight, not as cold overnight. 3 your overnight hoe. winds out of the south and west at about five to 10. a nice-looking five-day forecast if you are done with winter. there you go. 61 tomorrow. could be some late day showers. a few showers thursday but your high temperature is 70 degrees.
just in keeping with our spring- time pattern, maybe some thunderstorms on friday. julie wright is back from her big vaca. >> i'm digging the hair cut. i like it. >> who, me? >> i just combed it this morning. >> you do one of those and you slick it back. >> tony did that for me. >> eww. ! >> i had this vision of something about mary that just went through my head right now. >> go do some traffic. >> northbound coming across the 14th street bridge, lanes are open. no problems to report right now. however, in the main line as you work your way across the potomac, at the end of the ramp, at the southbound stretch of the george washington parkway and loops under the brim and this is where we have two cars stopped at the end of that ramp. so it is causing an early merge here for those traveling northbound on 395 and coming offer the george washington parkway. let's say good morning to the
crew in sky fox. they are with us checking out the drive coming southbound. you will found your land are open coming in from falls road and montrose road headed out to the split. if we can, let's go head and pull up the picture. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a major donation to help the national mall. the acreage family foundation is donating a mill whron dollars to restore the mall grounds and the facility around there. the group was start bid a washington developer in hopes to raise $350 million in private donations for the mall. i know they could use it down there. got to keep it looking nice. >> for all the tourists that come in out of town. >> coming up income, we'll go live to fox business network in new york to talk about the spike in the gas prices. >> as we go to break, listen to this. scientists in russia have reyen rated a flower from the tissues
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welcome back. everybody is talking about this. higher gas prices and just how high they will actually go. robert gray with fox business network is live in new york with this morning's business beat. robert, we'll get to that in a second. let's talk about the market first. back to work now for us. what are investors watching today? >> this may be a little bit better news. at least at the moment, we are seeing futures moving higher this morning.
keep in mind, the do you have is at the highest level since may of 2008 on friday and we've got the s&p 500. it has only been down one week so far this year. it is at the highest level since april of last year. keep into mind, we are already getting some news from home depot with better than expected revenue. the warmer than expected winter helping folks do more renovation and home repair over this. that is helping greece reach an accord on a new bailout deal overnight. that is helping the markets as well. >> it is hard to believe it is february and we are talking about high gas prices right now. what is really beheaped this and how high are they actually realistically going to go? >> highest on record for this time of year so a lot of analysts are saying $4.11 was the record back in the summer of 2008.
gas line price are spiking all over the place. some analysts are saying $# a fallon gasoline in some parts of the country so brace yourself for that. we'll see if it actually happens or not. we've got so many factors coming into play. iran, a lot of concern about what may happen there with the potential israeli strike. would the u.s. be behind that part of that. the eu is boycotting buying oil from iran. iran cutting off britain and france over the weekend plus you've got our economies getting better. germany's economy performing better the demand is rising as wells. there is a lot into this equation but it looks hike gasoline prices moving higher. >> we'll hold on to the fact that there are several factors in this. hopefully, things will swing in our favor over the next couple of months. robert gray in new york for us, thank you so much. >> have a great day. >> you too. coming up next, an alarming rise in robberies on d.c. streets. we'll tell you who thieves are
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a live look outside right now in new orleans. mardi gras time. one big old party. it is actually fat tuesday. one big old party in new orleans as they get ready to celebrate mardi gras. the celebration is under way. yesterday, thousands gathered to welcome in rex, the king of the carnival along with his entourage. they watched as the mayor handed over the keys to the city giving rex control of new orleans for 24 hours. >> that was a live picture of yesterday. look at it now. i'm sure that moisture on the
street is all kind of wonderful stuff. >> can you imagine the smells down there. >> i have smelled that smell before and it is not pleasant. >> it looks like they are calling in the forces to get people cleared off there. fat tuesday, folks celebrating. mardi gras down there. should be fun. we'll be having our own little celebration here. much calmer here. >> probably smell a lot better too. >> that i guarantee. i had my first visit down there a couple of years ago. i had a great time. it wasn't mardi gras but a fun city. >> you were down there. >> this is when i was much younger. it was a scary thing. it was way too many people. elbow to elbow on every street. a lot of the drinking and stuff going on. >> did you get some beads. >> i did. >> i bet you did. >> as we get into today, we are
al -- morning sunshine and afternoon clouds. relatively mild with a bit avenue breeze particularly during the course of the afternoon. cloud cover and some showers out to the west. showers should stay north and west of us during the course of the day. 35 in washington. you can see that is a good eight, 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the area here. 26 in fredericksburg. 23 this morning in ocean city. 25 in winchester. should be mild this afternoon but breezy. high temperatures in the low 50s. expect a dry tuesday and a warm wednesday, thursday and friday. details on that in just a minute. ask the weather guy is mardi gras related. >> perfect. let's check in with miss mardi gras herself, julie wright. i imagine you are having a good old time. >> you got your beads? >> do i have beads? >> yes. >> i'm going for plead the fifth on that one. i heard wisdom talk about the beads. >> we'll be talking about that during the break.
>> you mean you don't buy them. >> julie got hers the old- fashioned way. >> hey, don't be hating. >> you will fine the lanes are open between montgomery county and fairfax. no trouble spots to report on the out outer or inner loop of the beltway. toll road looks good coming in from 2 to the beltway. right here at the american legion bridge, traffic flowing freely between 270 and tysons corner. takenning it back inside, we'll update the ride 359 northbound coming across the 14th street bridge. at the very end of ramp from the southbound george washington parkway to come inbound across the parkway, we have an incident here. list are on the scene. that is an early merge for folks coming to continue over to the southeast-southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. >> the big story we are following this morning a push for public awareness as a crime wave sweeps across the streets of d.c. fox 5's melanie alnwick along new york avenue in d.c. what is the latest for us this
morning? >> there have been more than 500 robberies in the city this year. we are only into mid-february and 40% of those have involved ipods, cell phones, smart phones, tablet computer, laptop computers. it has been going on all around the city but i think it really has gotten a lot of attention because it hit more affluent areas of city and also parts of the city where people are not really paying a lot of attention. they don't think if they have a smart phone with them and they are on, that they are actually a target for these people. it has become a big problem for d.c. police and police have increased their patrols. but the guardian angels have also decided they will come in and did i have d.c. police a little help. you are the founder of the guardian angels in d.c. what do you think about this recent crime wave? >> i think it is out of control. a lot of these people see it as a crime of opportunity. they get up in the morning, they are walking down the street and somebody just happen to be at the bus stop with
their cell phone out in their hand. they say wow, a quick $50. smash it, start running or they're on the bicycle, start riding off fast. they go sell it for $50. they can get four phones and make $2 fun for the day. >> reporter: you are giving tips to be smart. >> these tips are for all kind of stuff, the iphones, ipads. people are sitting right next to the door, not paying attention, looking at video, typing. the door open up, the person snatch it, run off, door close and you lost your item. and ads people walking down the street, have two plugs in the ear. take at least one plug out so you can see what is going in your surroundings. people should always have a blue tooth, the voice activated where you can say a name and it dials for you. if you do that, your iphone is not in your hand where people can snatch it. you just say a name and i adial and you keep on talk. it is a crime of opportunity. so if they see that iphone,
that is when they're going to snatch. they won't snatch your blue tooth. >> we'll be talking with you hater on today. thank you for stopping by. i know you have work to do at the new york avenue metro station. the police are working on this but they do need a lot of public awareness to try to stop t we'll be talking more with the guardian angels later on today. we'll check in with you later on, melanie. thank you. the trial of five men accused of a series of deadly shootings in d.c. begins today. prosecutors say the violence started back in march 2010 after a bracelet went missing and it resulted in the deaths of five people. three of the victims were teenagers killed in a drive-by shooting on south capital street. opening statements get under way later this morning. police believe speed played a factor in a deadly crash in seat pleasant, maryland. a bmw left the road and crashed into a kfc on martin luther king highway around 6:30 last night.
eager the driver or a passengerren side the car was killed. four others were injured. they are expected to survive. i acase of road rage turns violent in anne arundel county. police say the driver of a pt cruiser stabbed the driver a ford explorer in the chest at a stoplight after getting into an argument. now, investigators believe the explorer driver then started chasing the pt cruiser forcing it into a ditch along route 3. that is when police say the two men started fighting again. the driver of the pt cruiser is being charged with assault. the explorer driver is expected to recover from his stab wounds. police are vehicle ago august hem invasion an attempted -- are investigationing a home invasion an attempted -- are investigating a home invasion and attempted sexual assault. a man entered a hem and destroyed on burglarize it and then tried to sexually assault a person in the home. it is unclear at this point in
the suspect actually stole anything. so far, police have not made any arrests. there is a proposal making english the official language of frederick county government. it is up for a public hearing tonight in fredericksburg. it will require official actions to be taken only in english. now, the board president says it would help deter illegal immigrants from settling in the area. dose's speed cameras are a big money maker as you know but calls against the controversial cameras are growing louder. matt ask lapped has more on this story. >> reporter: no matter how you look at it, speed cameras in d.c. are making big bucks. when we say big bucks, we mean over $30 million in a seven- month period. we spoke by phone with ginger carlin who has four outstanding tickets from speed cameras.
>> it totals about $600 right now. >> reporter: carlin says the camera here along branch avenue southeast is where she got the tickets. it is the same spot where earlier this month, people gathered to protest this camera at the bottom of a hill. >> the city already has a surplus of million and millions of dollars and to continue to tax us hike this is unfair. >> reporter: the online petition is another with a people are trying to fight these hefty fines in the district. here is a list of how much it will cost you depending on how fast you are clocked. but aaa's ontownsend says d.c. leader may never address the issue for one big reason. >> most of people who are getting these tickets live outside the district so we don't have to worry about them. they can't vote us in. they can't vote us out. it comes down to raw politics. >> reporter: back to ginger carlin on the phone. she plans to argue against the speed camera tickets in court on tuesday. she says she has never even received a warping and she is
hoping to find a way around the $600 in fines her family can't afford. >> i think it is outrageous in how much they cost. other states, it is not nearly as much money and i just -- it really enrages me. d.c. speed camera tickets are steep too compared to other jurisdiction. in maryland, at i flat fee of $40. as you saw in the story, it goes up much higher than that for others. come up next, the debate over gay marriage in maryland and new abortion legislation in virginia both taking steps forward soon. and later, a dream date for a 10-year-old girl courtesy of tim tebow. find out what else made this night on the up to so special. ♪
senate earlier this month. yesterday, a crowd of more than 1,000 people turned out at the capital protesting the bill and other proposed legislation. lawmakers had to walk through the protestors locked arm in arm in front of the capitol building. a maryland senate committee is expected today to vote on the same-sex marriage bill. it likely will pass and then get on to the full senate which approved similar legislation last year. this year's verse passed the maryland house last friday. a final vote on the bill could come by the end of the week. governor martin o'malley will sign it in it gets to his desk. time now, 6:44. we are checking in with tucker. taking a look at our forecast. >> should be a nice afternoon. temperaturewise, we'll be in the 50s. we'll have clouds moving through and a bit of a breeze. we are setting up for a great spring final forecast for the middle and end of the week. we are off and running as we get into wednesday, thursday
and friday. >> pull out the shorts. >> i think so, really, honestly. let's get started with a look at our current conditions. don't be fooled by the afternoon forecast. this morning, we are still very chilly. spots that have a little snow cover, your temperatures really have had a chance to bottom out overnight. places like leonardtown, good morning. 19 this morning in manassas. this is one of our coldest starts in many mornings. 27 in morning in gaithersburg and the hot spot here, washington and annapolis, running a little warmer, closer to the water. 2 at reagan national. let's take a look at the satellite-radar. lots of clear skies to start your morning. should be a nice sunrise but the clouds will move in a little later today associated with this upper level disturbance. most of the rain showers and/or snow showers will stay wets we'll to our north and west up into portions of ohio and went person pen. these clouds are going to get in here a little later today and cloud us up this afternoon.
-- most of the rain showers and/or snow showers will stay well to our north and west up into portions of ohio and pennsylvania. not as cold overnight tonight. most of tomorrow looks fine and warm. there could be a for you showers moving in late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night with another little upper level disturbance. there is your five-day forecast. there is a great-looking springtime forecast. 52 today. increasing clouds and a little breezy. not as cold tonight. mild tomorrow, 61 with a late day shower. 70 on thursday and could there be a thunderstorm on friday. yes, there could. >> question mark this though. >> and then a little cooler for the weekend by saturday. >> only back to 48. >> back to where we should be.
>> look who medicine it. >> beads an all. >> very festive. >> i'm wearing them for a reason. it has to do with today's ask the weather guy. this is a segment where tawrnd and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. today's question comes from liz in virginia who wants to know where did the tradition of the mardi gras king cake begin? and tucker happens to have -- i shouldn't say happens to have. has in his hand a king cake. >> smells good. >> smells very sweet. >> it looks like a huge doughnut. >> when you look closer, it does look like one. does it taste like one. >> it smells pretty good. >> this is not going to last very long here. >> no, it will last right to the end of the segment and we'll get to work on t. >> you want to start? >> before we start, let's mention what are you doing wearing the beads. i said share the beads.
>> i thought i would put them on to look festive. >> do you want beads? >> sure. >> do i need to do thick they do in new orleans? >> no, that is a whole other tradition. -- do i need to do like they do in new orleans? >> no, that is a whole other tradition. >> that's right, you throw them. >> we bring this up because today is fat tuesday, obviously. we are not earning these beads. they are just giving them out. >> that is another tradition and another ask the weather guy jie. want to put it with the other purple ones. thank you. >> all right. let's get to it. >> get down to business. >> the extra divings king cake goes back to the 18th century, boys and girls. very the tradition of the king cake goes back to the 18th century, boys and girls. it is kind of like a bread. it often has filling inside of. it most common, it's cream cheese and praline filling but can you put anything inside of
it. one thing you will find is is a trinket. these days, the trinket tends to be a little baby. >> i have a little baby here. >> someone manufactures these just for king cakes. no one could really play with that. >> in olden days, it would be a bean or a pea and in the old days, whoever found the bean or the pea would be crowned either the king of the feast or the queen of mardi gras. but in more recent times for some rope it became the baby which is said to represent the baby jesus and whoever finds the baby, the trinket inside the king cake, now, it simply means that you have to buy the next king cake. >> oh. >> that is what -- that is the most common thing it means. some people say it means good luck or what have you. but typically it means you have to buy the next king cake. >> the king cake comes from a tradition in europe.
the spanish and french cole niflt -- colonists brought it in the 18th century. >> it has to do with the three kings and the arrival of the newborn baby jesus. there is some thinking that the baby doll represents the baby jesus. this is a weird mixture of relongous celebration and pagan ritual. the whole mardi gras thing is about celebrating before lent before you give up things for religious reasons. mardi gras is all about going out and indulging like crazy. >> i wanted to mention real quick the colors on the king take. these are the colors of mardi gras in new orleans, purple, green and gold. not sure of the significance behinds colors. >> some of my first colors. >> also in recent years, people
have objected to having a little baby jesus inside of a king cake. some because they say it is a choking hazard. >> : you are supposed to eat the cake. you are not really supposed to dig through it to find the baby. >> at many parties, people just dig in, they kind of rip the cake apart trying to find the baby. >> like we would. >> if it comes to king cakes, if you have kids, a lot of peakers will bake the king cake scout the baby in it which kind of defeats the purpose. they will do that so it is not a choking hazard. >> you can hide it in there if you need to. >> it is all a crazy thing. this you go. for inquiring minds, time to eat. >> i need a fork and knife. >> come on. when has that ever stopped you. >> i think we might need it
later. >> oh, later. >> i got some bead for julie but she has to earn hers. >> you shouldn't have said that. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. you can also upload your rid i don't question. we may play it on air. >> louis armstrong. >> there we go. >> i knew the song. let's check in with julie to see how the traffic is doing. >> $20 if tucker barnes just nosedives in that cake. >> beads! >> on the roads right now the crew in sky fox is checking out the drive. no problems to report east of 50 headed into towards the capital beltway. we are heavy and steadys you travel in from fair oaks continuing in towards 123. traffic slows again at the beltway. there is also traffic coming in out of manassas. we'll take it back inside and
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colorado is still trying to come down from cloud nine after a big surprise weekend from one ever america's favorite quarter backs. presley collin suffer fries disorder that forms tumors under the skin and the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. tim tebow invited her and her father to the cartoon hall of game awards. >> i got to meet tim tebow and he is a thousand times nicer than you think he is. in the middle of high dinner, he took me to the chocolate fountain. >> he treesed presley like a princess. made her feel like she was the star which is just amazing. >> great! it was all organized by tebow's foundation, wish 15. good for her. a lot of people would be able to meet him. >> he seems like such a nice guy. so you about some king cake for breakfast? >> sounds like a plan. >> we'll dig that that later
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good morning everybody i am annie yu on this tuesday we are celebrating mardi gras bright and early here in the bayou bakery they have been extremely busy the past few days but today is busier for them they are making a tonne of king cakes close to being sold out but king cakes is to mardi gras what pumpkin pie is to thanksgiving it is a big deal they are gearing up for a big celebration we will check with them and see how this tradition began. back to you in studio. >> thank you for the king cake we have here annie. >> we will check with you later
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